The Battle of Maldon: Fiction and Fact

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Janet Cooper
Hambledon Press, 1993 - History - 265 pages
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The Battle of Maldon in 991, fought at Northey Island in Essex, both inspired the most important Anglo-Saxon poem after Beowulf and has itself been the subject of extensive historical investigation and speculation. The Battle of Maldon: Fiction and Fact brings together specially commissioned essays by leading literary, archaeological and historical scholars to provide a rounded an detailed account of the battle based on the most recent scholarship.

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